To be admitted to the Economics PhD program you are required to have the equivalent of an H2A degree in economics (not business or accounting) from an Australian Go8 university. A degree at the same level with honours in mathematics or statistics is considered equivalent, provided the candidate has an undergraduate major in economics with at least a distinction in a third-year economics course.
Candidates are required to have a background in mathematical economics at least at the level of the course ECON6015 Optimization Techniques for Economists or IDEC8015 Mathematical Methods in Applied Economics. For those students who do not have this background, the Research School of Economics in the College of Business and Economics offers a summer course called Mathematical Techniques for Advanced Economic Analysis. The examination from this summer course (which occurs just before the academic year starts) will be used as a mathematical economics entry test.
It is also assumed that candidates have a background in basic econometrics at least at the level of IDEC8017 Econometric Techniques or EMET8005. Candidates who do not satisfy this requirement may be permitted to satisfy it while enrolled in Part A, but the course will not be counted towards the Part A coursework requirement.
Policy and Governance
To be admitted to the Doctor of Philosophy program you will be required to have
You may be granted admission if you can demonstrate that you have a background equivalent to these qualifications.
Resources, Environment and Development (RE&D)
To be admitted to the Doctor of Philosophy program you will be required to have completed at least a four-year Australian degree or equivalent with a result of at least H2A. You may be granted admission if you can demonstrate that you have a background equivalent to these qualifications. All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.
If you are interested and meet the requirements, you should identify potential supervisors among the faculty, and contact the RE&D PhD Convener or the potential supervisor with an outline of the proposed research and a CV.
All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.
If you think you qualify, check out our guidance on how to apply.Indicative fees Domestic International
All students are required to pay the